Saving the giant panda population through photography

(CNN)Ami Vitale has got President Obama beat. In China, where the photographer was documenting panda activity, her work was so well received that Wolong National Nature Reserve program director Zhang Hemin allowed her to hold two baby pandas. (The leader of the free world only got to hold one.) But this was not Vitale’s first passion. She was originally a… Read more »

Moscow gallery closes US photography exhibit after protester throws urine

Private art gallery shutters exhibit by Jock Sturges after pro-Kremlin senator said the images qualified as child abuse because they show naked young girls A private art gallery in Moscow has hastily closed down an exhibition of pictures by US photographer Jock Sturges after a pro-Kremlin senator labelled them child abuse images and a protester threw urine at some of… Read more »

Seeing is believing: documentary photography from Francis Bacon to 9/11

A human crib sheet, Bacons model wrestlers, and crime scenes real and imagined a new show at the Michael Hoppen gallery examines documentary photography in all its complexity There is a quiet power to Simon Norfolks black-and-white study of what looks like an ordinary staircase in a nondescript house. What strikes you first in this photograph which features in a… Read more »

The 1940s school that turned photography into art in pictures

Mentored by the likes of Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Edward Weston, photography students at the California School of Fine Arts explored everything from abstraction to documentary Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/sep/29/the-golden-decade-california-school-of-fine-arts-1944-1955

Here’s the best action and adventure sports photography of 2016

The winners of the Red Bull Illume Sports Photography Contest were announced this week, and they include some stunning perspectives of action and adventure sports. Photographer Lorenz Holder won top prize for his colorful image of BMX Pro Rider Senad Grosic. “In my photos, I like to show the viewers the beauty of the environment where athletes perform. I think… Read more »